700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby bwinkel67 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:07 am

Saw this one a few days ago for $500 buy-it-now or $200 starting bit. No one had bid on it for the first 3 days and now it's gone as someone paid the $500. Surprised the buyer didn't just put a bit on it to see how hi it went.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sinclair-QL-Vintage-1984-Home-Computer-Uses-Motorola-68008-Processor-RBG-Video/203031460871?hash=item2f459e3c07:g:S8cAAOSwuOde9NVe

It' s a US model so perhaps those are a bit more rare...


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby grafvonb » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:46 am

bwinkel67 wrote:Saw this one a few days ago for $500 buy-it-now or $200 starting bit. No one had bid on it for the first 3 days and now it's gone as someone paid the $500....

Wow, $500 :shock: The most expensive QL I bought was for 300 Euros but it was an EN boxed version in a mint condition with all the stuff it belongs to and additionally equipped with QL-SD drive and Miracle memory extension...


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby M68008 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:36 am

The most expensive QL I bought had a £399 price tag... but since that was in 1984, it's equivalent to about £1300 today. Crazy! And I think that one year later they were already selling for 1/3 the original price.


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby NormanDunbar » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:29 am

My first QL was about £185 from a computer shop in Aberdeen, just after the price drop from £399. Bargain! :D

Except a work colleague got one the same week from Dixons, same price, with a free Serial 8056 thermal printer. :(

He gave me the printer on long term loan as he had no need for it. :D

My next QL cost £0.50 for a raffle ticket at a QL show in Newcastle.


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby Chr$ » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:41 pm

bwinkel67 wrote:Saw this one a few days ago for $500 buy-it-now or $200 starting bit. No one had bid on it for the first 3 days and now it's gone as someone paid the $500. Surprised the buyer didn't just put a bit on it to see how hi it went.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sinclair-QL-Vintage-1984-Home-Computer-Uses-Motorola-68008-Processor-RBG-Video/203031460871?hash=item2f459e3c07:g:S8cAAOSwuOde9NVe

It' s a US model so perhaps those are a bit more rare...


I'd not seen that one. The seller was clever there to have it BIN at $500. $500 was tempting enough and not silly-high for someone to go for it. They can't have sold all that many US versions, so it's pretty rare and worth every penny I'd say.


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby Chr$ » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:45 pm

Strong bidding on this German boxed QL just now - sold for 371 Euros:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/174322493727

(I wasn't the buyer or seller, just reporting).


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby afx » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:35 pm

The only thing that can stop the continuous price rise would be the appearance of a QL motherboard clone and a QL keyboard clone. (As is happening on other platforms).

Years ago there was an overvaluation of the Gold Card and Super Gold Card. After Tetroid manufactured their clones, prices stabilized and stopped rising.


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby Chr$ » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 pm

afx wrote:The only thing that can stop the continuous price rise would be the appearance of a QL motherboard clone and a QL keyboard clone. (As is happening on other platforms).

Years ago there was an overvaluation of the Gold Card and Super Gold Card. After Tetroid manufactured their clones, prices stabilized and stopped rising.

Not sure about that, I mean, original is original and even if there are better alternatives, which there already are in many respects, original will always have it's lure to a certain group of people. The fact that there are better things available is a sign that the QL scene is still alive and that in itself could potentially be causing an increase of interest in the QL in general and a knock on effect of that could be a price rise on the original related items. But in saying that, the QL scene is pretty tiny and all recent perceived price increases could be flukes!

Original SGC and GC are still pretty expensive, in fact more expensive than the technically superior Tetroid devices (as I've seen for both GC and SGC recently), but then I'm not sure what they were going for before the modern clones existed!


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby ql_freak » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:28 am

Chr$ wrote:
afx wrote:Original SGC and GC are still pretty expensive, in fact more expensive than the technically superior Tetroid devices (as I've seen for both GC and SGC recently), but then I'm not sure what they were going for before the modern clones existed!


Is it possible to buy the Tedroid devices officially?


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Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Postby bwinkel67 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:42 am

ql_freak wrote:Is it possible to buy the Tedroid devices officially?


You get them on sellmyretro.com. Here is the super gold card:

https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detai ... lone-32756



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